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Both Newport and Fish­guard make a good base for this week­end, seven miles apart on the A487 coast road. Train sta­tion at Fish­guard; T5 bus runs reg­u­larly to Newport Mon-Sat (plus Sun­days in sum­mer). Get­ting about into the woods and hills will need a car. WHERE TO STAY Coun­try Walk­ing stayed at

The Golden Lion (01239 820 321,­en­lion­pem­brokeshire., a wel­com­ing inn in Newport with 13 rooms. Beds are comfy with Welsh woollen cush­ions, the en­suite bath­rooms are spot­less, and there’s free wifi and a full Welsh or kip­pers for break­fast. Dou­bles from £100pn B&B. If you’re a big group, then you can hire the old-school­now- youth-hos­tel in Newport from £199pn. Sleeps 28. See ex­clu­sive­ Or if you’re hardy enough for cool-weather camp­ing then Ty Canol is a farm site right on the coast path (01239 820 264).


The Golden Lion has an airy restau­rant and bustling bar, serv­ing clas­sics in­clud­ing beer-bat­tered cod and chips, pie of the day, and Pre­seli lamb chops, as well as spicier dishes like had­dock with chilli and co­rian­der tem­pura bat­ter or Thai green veg­etable curry. Mains from £12.50. Up in the hills at Rose­bush there’s the Ta­farn Sinc (01437 532214, www.ta­farnsinc. or Zinc Pub, the high­est hostelry in Pem­brokeshire, named for the cor­ru­gated iron used in its con­struc­tion. In­side is a cu­rio-filled bar warmed by a log-burner with dishes like home-cooked fag­gots and onion gravy and Glam­or­gan sausages (v) with chut­ney. And out at Di­nas Cross, there’s the Old

Sailor’s (01348 811491) with fish on the menu and gor­geous sea views.


See www.vis­it­pem­brokeshire. com or call Fish­guard tourist info cen­tre on 01437 764551.

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